Mid-Engined 1963 Chevrolet Corvette

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The Chevrolet Corvette is a car that’s about 40 years overdue for a mid-engine layout. I’m sure the purists will wail and fling their faeces at me for saying that, but a Corvette with the engine in the back would be a Ferrari-killer with an almost blue collar friendly price tag. If that doesn’t spike…

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Ferrari 400 Superamerica

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The Ferrari 400 Superamerica was the luxurious follow-on model from the 410 Superamerica, as is often the case with Ferrari the 400 and 410 designations referenced swept capacity – the 410 used the 5 litre (~410cc per cylinder) “long-block” Lampredi-designed V12 and the 400 used the newer and more advanced Colombo-designed SOHC 4.0 litre V12. Interestingly,…

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Ferrari BB 512

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Ferrari produced the Berlinetta Boxer series between 1973 and 1984, they were all powered by mid-mounted flat-12 engines and many of the styling cues introduced on the BB series can still be seen in Ferrari’s current model range. The Ferrari BB 512 was the middle child in the series, it was also the most powerful…

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Jaguar D-Type

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The D-Type Jaguar is an excellent example of what happens when you take an aeronautical engineer and have him design you a racing car. Post-WWII Britain was brimming with engineers used to the fast-paced design and engineering required during times of war, and this mindset helped launch the country to the forefront of both automobile…

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Bugatti Type 57SC Cutaway Wallpaper

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The Bugatti Type 57SC represented to the final evolution of the storied Type 57, a luxurious grand tourer fitted with a Bugatti Grand Prix engine capable of launching it to just a whisker under 100mph – an astonishing speed for 1934. As the model was developed by its creator Jean Bugatti (son of company founder…

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Austin-Healey 100S

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The Austin-Healey 100S was created by Donald Healey as a purpose built racer to show the potential of his relatively new 100/4, only 50 chassis would be built in the 100S series for homologation purposes and the first one was raced in anger at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1954 (the “S” in 100S…

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Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

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I was on my way to a car show last weekend when a bright red Ferrari 250 GT Lusso went past travelling in the opposite direction, I very nearly ploughed into the central divider whilst shouting something incoherent to my Mrs in the passenger seat that must have sounded something a little like 250gtlusso250gtlusso250gtlusso250gtlusso. Her…

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The Bomb Bar

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The Bomb Bar is a creation from Oliver Apt – a Canadian company that specialises in slightly unusual homewares. Each of these bars is made from a military surplus ammunition crate with mounting point added to the back and internal walnut shelves fitted, each one measures 46.5 inches long, by 9.5 inches wide, by 14…

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1969 De Tomaso Mangusta

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The De Tomaso Mangusta would be the first car produced in significant numbers by Alejandro de Tomaso, it used a modified version of the chassis from its forebear – the De Tomaso Vallelunga. Alejandro’s life was a tale of political intrigue, Formula 1 racing and automobile empire building – throughout the ’60s and ’70s he…

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TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6

The TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 6 is one of the newer iterations of the Monaco line, the series of watches was first unveiled by Heuer (before the TAG takeover in 1985) in 1969. The Monaco was made famous by Steve McQueen who wore one while filming Le Mans in 1971, since then the watch has…

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